Kenai-Kachemak Pipeline route map
Kenai Kachemak Pipeline is a high-pressure, primarily buried, natural-gas transmission pipeline on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. Throughout its route, the pipeline parallels Kalifornsky Beach Road, the Sterling Highway, Cohoe Loop Road, and Oilwell Road. It was built in three phases during 2003, 2004, and 2006. The KKPL mainline was built with 12- inch pipe of 0.330 and 0.500-inch wall thickness, and is rated for a maximum allowable operating pressure of 1,480 psig. Specific physical characteristics of the pipeline and extensions are provided in Appendix F of the SPCO Annual Report.
KKPL begins at the Happy Valley production pad and ends at the Marathon Oil Company 500 Master Meter Building, running generally south to north (see route map above). Seven Cook Inlet wells currently transport natural gas through KKPL. Some natural gas is distributed from KKPL for local use.
The original right-of-way lease became effective November 26, 2002. On December 28, 2011, the DNR commissioner approved a transfer of interest in KKPL to Hilcorp Alaska, LLC. The analysis document is available below.